Subject Area

Public administration


At the heart of all underprivileged areas are underfunded public and charter schools that are not given a chance to properly educate the leaders of the future. The wealth disparities across school districts penalized students who live in low socioeconomic and non-dominant demographic neighborhoods. The biggest attack on educational rights is showcased through the achievement and opportunity gap in which the lack of funding and quality educational experience is limiting the quantity of knowledge students are obtaining in inner city, underfunded school districts. Students, regardless of socioeconomic or ethnic background deserve a chance at quality funded public schools in order to receive adequate financial opportunities later in life. My thesis is centered on discovering how quality after school programs can both close the opportunity gap and have a beneficial impact on students living in underprivileged areas that do not receive quality educational opportunities in comparison to students living in affluent neighborhoods.


Spring 2020